Edge of what? Sanity you might say.
Superlatives fail these guys. Fearless. Brave, Crazy. All fall short of what makes these racers tackle a race that may take their life.
The Isle of Mann TT..... Time Trial (or Tourist Trophy) is one of the last free for all races left in the world. World class Moto races strap themselves to bikes capable of 200 mph and race head to head, rubbing tires and body work together at over 150 mph. Or to add to the spectacle, wheelies at 160 mph.
Death and destruction does happen, every year, but the racers and spectators keep coming back. It's obviously addicting.
Enjoy this popular clip that's been around for a few years now, but does a good job of capturing the speed and edge of everything that this race embodies.
Elton John is famous for it. Shatner covered it, which was then parodied by Stewie Griffin.
All great renditions.
But with Trump calling out the 'Rocket Man' and getting that back in the everyday venacular....it stands to reason that there would be a new version.
And there is.
This 'Rocket man' shares nothing with the original, and that is a good thing.
This will get you hyped. Well, I got hyped.
More than 8 liters, V10 at redline, manual transmission, rear wheel drive, 200 mph. In a road legal car.
Need we say more? Oh yea, the car that made racing stripes famous in America.
The Dodge Viper has been loved, hated, cancelled, brought back from the dead,, for going on 20 years now. She is out of production now, but a group of enthusiasts (read: no factory backing) wanted to make sure everyone remembered this beast as one of the fastest, most brutal cars that there has ever been.
So they went to tackle the Nurburgring, the Green Hell. After a series of setbacks that included bad weather, driver changes, dwindling track time, mechanical issues, oh, and a huge crunch due to a blown tire while flat out.....they set a 7:01 and 3 tenths.
11 seconds off the 2011 record breaking Viper run. Hats off to this Doc crew, they nailed it.
Just another post to showcase the best drivers in the world, again.
Enjoy these two, and then let yourself wander down the internet black hole and discover some old and new rallying vids for yourself. You're not doing anything better with your time.
Even WRC testing is better than any other racing going on today (well maybe V8 supercars...a close second)
How they keep these things under control is anyone's guess....
Hard to say...who's crazier, the drivers or the fans?
I say let'em get as close as they want. (Looking right at you Poland)
Haven't heard of G Yamazawa yet? Well here you go. Straight fire, No fluff, no frills, just honest, from the street rap with local talent making appearances on most tracks. Here are a few gems to get you started, more on his youtube channel.
At least this guy knew to get out of town. Just didn't know the word for it.
I can't believe the other people in this video are real.
Not sure if this video is really from 1990s or the outtakes from a recent boot strapped horror movie, or possibly the unreleased Napoleon Dynamite 2, but whatever it is. it's a real time machine.
Hopefully some high school kids are doing this today, for us all to enjoy/cringe at 30 years later.
Wait for it.
The Revolution Smile wasn't around (that) long, but they have a unique groove
110 horsepower may not seem like a lot today, but how that horsepower is produced makes all the difference in the world.
Steam engines began showing up on tractors with various HP outputs during the late 1800s, and at the time were a revolutionary new way of replacing horse drawn plows and equipment trailers. They remained in production until the diesel engine began to take over and unfortunately most were scrapped for the World War 1 effort. A few survive, such as this example. This is a great example of the seemingly endless amounts of torque that steam engines, combined with gearing, can produce.
This is the definition of a 'Full Pull', and all the while putting on a fireworks show for the crowd.
CASE produced thousands of these steam powered tractors, and often were demonstrated to potential buyers by having them pull loads that at the time weren't possible by other means.
First video is a straight side shot, the second video is a mash up of 3 other angles and drone footage.
Third video is a more in depth walk through (on a different tractor) of how these steam traction engines operated
Causing a ruckus in the streets because your like minded idiot friends are too? Better watch out. A well placed tear gas canister to the soft bits will make you re-think your decisions. Good shot Phoenix PD.